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I am a web programmer by day (PHP) and work on sermons and teaching material in the evenings.

I attended Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, for a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity. I am an associate pastor at a small church in Iowa. While in seminary, my emphasis was on Old Testament studies, but Dr. Wave Nunnally introduced me to the rabbinics. Those have become a special interest as well.

I also enjoy apologetics and was a very active member of the apologetics.org forum before it went defunct.


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reviewed No Action Needed Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
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comment Are the words “wife” and “woman” the same in Hebrew and Greek?
@JimThio, I didn't say adultery is sex outside of marriage; I said, "have intercourse with someone you are not married to." I do need to clear that up a little as adultery requires one of the parties be married. It is still true that you cannot commit adultery with your spouse. Therefore, Jesus cannot be using the word in the sense of spouse. That's my point entirely. While the both use the same word for wife and woman, you can't use all meanings in every occurrence as your OP questions. Context determines how a word's meanings are used.
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reviewed No Action Needed Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
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reviewed Reviewed How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
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comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
@Davïd, neither purposeful nor accidental is appealing in the realm of text criticism, but we have to deal with all the possibilities and not just which one is more appealing to us. Personally, I am no longer sure which to prefer. Most of my work has been in the OT, so I never had to check the history of this verse.
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comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
"one of the things that would stand no chance of omission" I'm understanding that to mean "no chance of purposeful omission; is that correct?
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comment Noah's father Lamech and the Lord's curse
It might also be of note that Lamech is one of two patriarchs whose father was still active after him. Enoch was translated before the death of Jared. Methusaleh and Jared have the longest life spans in Genesis 5 while their sons have the shortest.
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comment Why was crocodile (תנין) from Exodus 7:10 translated as snake or serpent?
@DavidH, The Jewish Encyclopedia says the ancient Hebrew word for crocodile is unknown. There are a couple of candidates in the Hebrew Bible, but nothing described quite fits. It's a good article on the critter.
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comment Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?
@JimThio while I don't consider the prophets and apostles perfect, I do conclude (not assume) that what they recorded as Scripture is correct. That is, I do not believe them sinless (except Jesus), but what they wrote is inspired and what God wanted them to write.
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reviewed Leave Open Which Greek NT passage has proven to have the most variant readings?
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reviewed Close Forbidden fruit
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reviewed Reviewed The Healing at the Pool in John 5:1-14
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reviewed No Action Needed Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?